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Champions League: Steven Gerrard predicts a 2-0 Liverpool win over Real Madrid

Fun and easy! A confident Steven Gerrard predicts a 2-0 Liverpool win over Real Madrid in the Champions League final… with the Reds legend and Aston Villa boss hoping for a ‘fantastic’ match as he watches them train at the Stade de France

  • Steven Gerrard has predicted Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Real Madrid in the Champions League final
  • Reds legend Gerrard said he hoped for a ‘fantastic game’ and a Liverpool win
  • The boss of Aston Villa, who won the cup with the Reds in 2005, was in Paris on Saturday night

Despite all the coy talk of Saturday night’s Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid, a former Red is confident his old side will cruise to victory.

Steven Gerrard has confidently predicted that Jurgen Klopp’s side will beat Los Blancos 2-0 in Paris, posting a video message to the club’s official Twitter account.

Gerrard, who won the Champions League title with Liverpool in 2005, was filming from the Stade de France, where he attended Liverpool’s final training session before the grand final.

Steven Gerrard has predicted that Liverpool will beat Real Madrid 2-0 in the Champions League final

Steven Gerrard has predicted that Liverpool will beat Real Madrid 2-0 in the Champions League final

Gerrard (right) sat in the stands watching Liverpool train for Saturday night's final

Gerrard (right) sat in the stands watching Liverpool train for Saturday night’s final

‘You can feel the atmosphere building up. I want to wish everyone at Liverpool the best of luck and I hope they get the result that everyone wants,” Gerrard said.

“I’m getting excited about the game and the fans are building up nicely outside the stadium.”

While it looked like Gerrard would continue to offer his old club the standard platitudes, the Aston Villa boss threw in a curve ball at the end to put his reputation on the line in the prediction business.

“Hopefully it will be a fantastic game and I predict a 2-0 victory for Liverpool,” Gerrard concluded.

Liverpool took part in their final training session before the match at the Stade de France

Liverpool took part in their final training session before the match at the Stade de France

Gerrard won the 2005 Champions League with Liverpool after beating AC Milan in Istanbul

Gerrard won the 2005 Champions League with Liverpool after beating AC Milan in Istanbul

Predicting that Real Madrid will not find the net at all is a risky business, given the road Carlo Ancelotti’s side has traveled to the final, scoring several brilliant goals past players such as PSG, Chelsea and Manchester City.

They also have the Champions League top scorer this season in Karim Benzema, who has scored a whopping 15 goals in 11 games. Liverpool’s top scorer in the league, Mohamed Salah, has eight.

Liverpool have certainly been given a boost by the news that both Thiago and Fabinho will be fit to play, and Gerrard is not alone in having confidence in Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip at the heart of the Reds defence.

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